News Roundup – 30 June 2014

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

ISIS announces Islamic Caliphate in area straddling Iraq and Syria. 

Mapping Iraq’s fighting groups. 

UN chief voices ‘grave concern’ at deepening crisis in Iraq. 

How ISIS is overshadowing Al-Qaida. 

Official Al-Qaida rebel unit in Syria joins ISIL. 

Ban strongly condemns ‘horrific attacks’ by Boko Haram. 

African leaders urge action on militants. 

Pillay announces details of Sri Lankan investigation. 


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